MELBOURNE ― One of the mega stars of the Irish singing group Celtic Thunder, Emmet Cahill is returning to Brevard County for a single performance, as part of his Christmas in Ireland U.S. tour. On Saturday, November 27 at 7:00 PM, Ireland's top tenor will perform in concert with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, for Christmas With Emmet Cahill. The concert at the Scott Center for the Performing Arts at 5625 Holy Trinity Drive in Melbourne, Florida, will feature beloved songs and carols of Christmas and the holidays, including "Silent Night," "Panis Angelicus," "O Holy Night," "White Christmas" and "Christmas in Killarney." Christmas With Emmet Cahill will also include classics from the Emerald Isle, such as "An Irish Lullaby," "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "Danny Boy" and many more. Emmet Cahill has been a principal singer with Celtic Thunder for eight years and continues to participate in reunion and legacy tours with the singing group of young Irish men known for their eclectic, theatrical style show. In 2017, he resumed a simultaneous solo career. The global superstar's debut solo album, Emmet Cahill's Ireland rocketed to #1 on the World Music charts for Billboard, iTunes and Amazon. Tickets to Christmas With Emmet Cahill are $30 for adults and free for students 18 and under. A special VIP pass for $60 includes an intimate pre-concert Q&A with the star, along with an individual photo op, autographed photo and first choice of concert seating. Tickets to the highly anticipated concert are available through the orchestra website at SpaceCoastSymphony.org or at Marine Bank & Trust in Suntree. Unless sold out, general admission tickets will also be available at the door for $35. For more information, call toll free to 855-252-7276 or visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Artistic Director, Aaron T. Collins, is delighted to welcome Emmet back to Central Florida for Christmas with Emmet Cahill, after previous appearances in 2017 and 2018. Despite continuing membership in the international megaband, Celtic Thunder, it is the singer's first solo holiday concert with a full orchestra.
"We feel incredibly lucky to have Emmet Cahill with us to kick off the holiday season in Central Florida," said Collins. "He has performed with the Irish band Celtic Thunder for the better part of a decade and is considered the top male singer in all of Ireland."
Emmet Cahill has been called the heir apparent to John McCormack, the legendary Irish singer who performed many of Ireland's most beloved songs. Cahill enjoys a robust solo career that blends current standards with songs of his Irish homeland.
According to the last U.S. Census, there are 34.5 million Americans who list their heritage as either primarily or partially Irish -- a number seven times larger than the population of Ireland itself (5 million). Irish ranks second (only to German) as the most common ancestry among Americans.
For more information about the Space Coast Symphony 2021-22 season or the Symphony for Everyone program, visit SpaceCoastSymphony.org or call toll-free (855) 252-7276.